Photography by Jason Spafford I’ve always been fond of Scotland, our near-faraway neighbour, famed for its white-painted dollhouses nestled in the hillside, among red deer grazing in a lush green glen. There are likely more sheep than people, chewing the cud on the rush pasture amid bright bursts of yellow gorse bushes. There’s often a […]
When the World Stopped It happened almost in the blink of an eye as the news of the spreading virus slapped the taste from our mouths. From March 2020, a new precedent emerged in the desperate hope to curb an Earth-wide spread. Save for essential businesses, the economy came to a grinding halt as borders […]
The Highlands Not surprisingly, astronauts used to train in Iceland as it’s about as close you can get to emulating the moon. Also known as the desert interior, the barren highlands is brimming with moonlike craters, jagged lava fields and hotpots; glacial springs and lakes; concealed mossy covered valleys and spectacular unnamed waterfalls. My absolute […]
This is our latest montage, which we hope will give you a flavour of the many dynamic landscapes we encountered on our two-and-a-half-month odyssey around Iceland – of all the Nordic countries we visited in the second half of 2019, this was our favourite by quite a margin.
West Iceland I heard on the grapevine that for many, West is best. As the five regions go, it ranked in my top five. Still a relatively hidden pearl by today’s standards, West Iceland stretches from the Botnsa river in the lush serenity of Hvalfjordur to the Gilsfordur fjord. Watersheds and glaciers border it. From […]